The infomercial for Sobakawa magnetic therapy
products has $6 million behind it while an additional $1.
Homedics sells its magnetic therapy
products to all lines of distribution that carry and promote its other product lines, which include massagers and sensory therapy products.
Sales are very good in the magnetic therapy
area," said Christa Carr, buyer at Troy, Mich.
In the last four years, several studies conducted at well-known medical institutions like Baylor and New York Medical College have found benefits to magnetic therapy
- and those findings have been published in peer-reviewed medical journals such as Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and American Journal of Pain Management.
The basic theory behind magnetic therapy
, according to HCT Group, is that the force of the positively/negatively charged particles is able to influence the molecules in the body, without touching them, and is believed to possess both anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties.
Improvement in weight bearing was observed and significant decrease in lameness was found in ultrasound therapy as compared to magnetic therapy
on 9th, 12th and 19th days ([x.
For other treatments with an adequate evidence base, the panel noted that magnetic therapy
is probably effective for reducing fatigue and probably ineffective for reducing depression, with inadequate data to support or refute other effects in MS patients.
The target firm owns the exclusive rights to the patented BIOflex magnetic therapy
product line, which is manufactured specifically for human medical use.
Milne invented and developed a device that synergistically combined four well-researched technologies: microvibration therapy, low-level light therapy, sound therapy, and magnetic therapy
may be a useful nursing intervention for reducing chronic headache.
- Magnets used on their own or with electricity.
One or two research papers suggest that they do actually help, but an analysis of several studies done in 2004 have found that the evidence swung against magnetic therapy
for pain relief.